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Bert Jeffrey's Garage
In this photo you can see our breakdown wagon, that was for fetching broken down cars and haulage vehicles. We would go and sit out here and have a tea ...
Old Shops in Stratford
In the 1950s, there were many garages. I often used the garage on waterside called The Warwickshire. The garage in Windsor Street, Greenhill Street, Gill Street and separate petrol stations. Lots ...
Donald Healey: The Early Years
Donald Healey may be associated with the car company that bears his name, and that was based in Warwick, but his early life started in the south of the country. An early ...
Growing up in a Warwickshire Filling Station: Expansion
In 1929, the filling station consisted of a largish detached house, a wooden building, which was the shop and a number of petrol pumps – hand operated of course.
Water Shortages at Haseley in the Late 1940s
Facilities in our house were fairly basic; water was drawn by hand pump from a well just a few feet beyond the front door.
Growing up in a Warwickshire Filling Station: A Change and the End
The late 1950s saw a change in the way petrol was retailed, whereas in the late 1920s and early ‘30s it was not unusual for filling stations to have a ...
The Regent Garage: The Early Years
The Regent Mews were originally built as stabling for the guests of John William’s Bedford Hotel – purposefully built opposite, rather than next to, the hotel. The mews provided stabling ...
The Regent Garage: Changes
The 1950s brought about some changes for the burgeoning Regent Garage business in Leamington. More space was needed to accommodate both cars for sale and for repair and maintenance. The ...
The Regent Garage: Moving On
In October 1965, the garage opened a showroom on the Parade, the first model on show being the newly launched Wolseley 1100. The showroom had space for six to eight ...
Grays Garage - A 70 Year History
Grays Garage was formed in 1948 by Ken and Dorothy Gray. Ken had just left the Army where he served as a Sergeant Vehicle Technician. The foundation of Grays Garage ...
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